THE BEST BAND AT AZKENA – ON TOUR WITH BRIAN SETZER – NEW DATES ANNOUNCED

Brian Setzer and The Knockouts teaming up for the Tour of the Summer!

THE KNOCKOUTS have launched into the European summer with a killer performance with Brian Setzer on the premiere night of the Brian Setzer Rockabilly Riot Tour at the 10 year celebration of the Azkena Rock Festival on June 25 in Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain in the heat of the Spanish summer to crowds of over 50,000 people.

Reviews from the Festival said it all:

……”best band at the Azkena” …. “….the crew will have to sabotage the sound to keep THE KNOCKOUTS from stealing the show night after night” !!!

http://www.elcorreo.com/alava/v/20110627/cultura/caricatura-rockabilly-20110627.html

Check out The Knockouts playing LIVE at Azkena here:

And if that’s not enough for ya…

**BREAKING NEWS** GERMANY ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?

After the success of Azkena! We are proud to announce that THE KNOCKOUTS will support BRIAN SETZER’S Rockabilly Riot on ALL of the Germany Dates – So get ready to rumble Deutschland!

*Rockabilly Riot Tour Dates:

Heading into a massive touring schedule over summer throughout Europe THE KNOCKOUTS are taking over Scandinavia supporting Setzer on July 19 Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark, July 20 München Bryggeriet – Stockholm, Sweden, and then watch out Germany – Kicking off the German leg of the tour on July 13 at Huxley’s – Berlin, July 15 Stadtpark – Hamburg and on July 16 E-Werk – Cologne!

Azkena Rock, Spain June 25

http://www.azkenarockfestival.com/arf/2011/

Huxley’s, Berlin, July 13

http://www.huxleysneuewelt.com/

Stadtpark, Hamburg July 15

http://www.ticketonline.de/brian-setzers-rockabilly-riot-featuring-a-special-set-with-slim-jim-phantom-tickets-hamburg.html?affiliate=2TO&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&key=555618%241377582&jumpIn=yTix&kuid=1182&from=erdetaila

E-Werk, Cologne July 16

http://www.ticketonline.de/brian-setzers-rockabilly-riot-featuring-a-special-set-with-slim-jim-phantom-tickets-koeln.html?affiliate=2TO&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&key=555618%241377621&jumpIn=yTix&kuid=1182&from=erdetaila

Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark July 19

http://vega.dk/#event=3092

München Bryggeriet – Stockholm, Sweden July 20

http://www.ticnet.se/event/Brian-Setzer-s-Rockabilly-Riot-biljetter/MUN0720

Helsinki Ice Hall – Helsinki, Finland July 22

http://www.rle.fi/RLE/brian_setzer.html

A sneaky little TV ad for the Rockabilly Riot Tour in Finland!

-The Knockouts Team

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ANOTHER DATE w Brian…Touring with BRIAN SETZER’S Rockabilly Riot, FUZZ interview and more….

THE KNOCKOUTS touring with BRIAN SETZER’S ROCKABILLY RIOT…

THE KNOCKOUTS are starting up the tour season with an EXPLOSION – supporting Brian Sezter’s Rockabilly Riot on their premiere night of the Europe Tour at the Azkena Rock Festival June 25, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain! Heading into a massive touring schedule over summer throughout Europe THE KNOCKOUTS are taking over Scandinavia supporting Setzer on July 19 Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark, July 20 München Bryggeriet – Stockholm, Sweden (Additional dates to be announced !) playing to over 40,000 people – watch out and book fast!

Azkena Rock, Spain http://www.azkenarockfestival.com/arf/2011/

Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark http://vega.dk/#event=3092

München Bryggeriet – Stockholm, Sweden http://www.ticnet.se/event/Brian-Setzer-s-Rockabilly-Riot-biljetter/MUN0720

Helsinki Ice Hall – Helsinki, Finland http://www.rle.fi/RLE/brian_setzer.html

Johan Frandsen Interview

FUZZ – the number one and only guitar magazine in Scandinavia will be featuring an Interview and pics with Johan Frandsen, due to be in stores 24th of June. http://www.fuzz.se/

New Summertime Single!

The Knockouts NEW SINGLE Will be release worldwide on June 7th 2011. The cocky punkrock extraordinaires hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, KNOCK THIS ONE OUTTA THE PARK!

With a cult following and a rapidly developing reputation as the hardest touring Swedish band since the Hellacopters, The Knockouts punchy melodies and killer guitar will have you BEGGING and WANTING MORE!

With faith in PunkRock since 1996′ and with a solid grip on the live music scene throughout Scandinavia, The Knockouts NEW SINGLE will be is the first mouth watering taste of what is to come!! – As a follow up to the success of the full length album – The Knockouts – AMONG THE VULTURES that recently scooped the award nominations in three separate categories at the 2011 American Independent Music Awards.

Its just the crest of the wave… With over 100 reviews worldwide since the album’s release in Scandinavia, March 2010. As the momentum builds, The Knockouts are touring throughout Europe and USA, performing hundreds of sweaty, high energy, sold out shows.

“…It’s the real deal kids and these songs prove that this band can stand on its own six feet and punch their own hole in a genre of music through the quality of the song writing which just happens to shine through like an absolute huge fuck off diamond. …” – Dom Daley, Uber Rock, 2010

New Material

Diamond Prime/ Sound Pollution and really excited to announce that THE KNOCKOUTS are currently negotiating to produce and record more killer hits for their NEW album, After the launch of THE KNOCKOUTS summertime single, THE KNOCKOUTS brand of Swedish dynamite is going explode with the release of the new album in early 2012!

 

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WINNER Independent Music Awards, NEW Recordings, AUSTRALIA and more..

We are very vere excited…THE KNOCKOUTS are playing with BRIAN SETZER’s Rockabilly Riot on their premiere night of the Europe Tour at Azkena Rock Festival JUne 25, Aitoria Gasteiz, Spain!!!

We can proudly annouce that THE KNOCKOUTS WON the category BEST PUNK ALBUM for this years American Independent Music Awards(AIMA) with “AMONG THE VULTURES”Nominted in three awards for best punk song (Heat for the Hunted) and best alternative country song (Ever Been Hurt)

http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/

THE KNOCKOUTS will be heading in the Studio in the next weeks –
Watch out for the updates on facebook (www.facebook.com/theknockouts ) for the new summertime EP to be released in MAY this year! – At the moment they are also working on new material for upcoming full length album release in 2012.

Johan was recently in Australia exploring options for recording and touring down under! He spent some time in an exclusive Melbourne Recording Studio planning a few surprises on the next full length album. As a endorsed artist with Fender/Gretsch Scandinavia, Johan has been working with Gretsch Australia and would like to give A BIG THANK YOU to GRETSCH AUSTRALIA for the Chris Cheney signature GRETSCH Guitar!

Last week Johan was invited to play live in the studio of Bandit Rock (the biggest rock channel in Sweden).
He was interviewed about the latest news and played a live acoutic version of Heat for the Hunted. Check it out here:

And if that isnt enough!! THE KNOCKOUTS has been chosen number 11 on Slitz magazine, TOP 100 ROCK BANDS. Check out the magazine in stores – http://www.slitz.se/

 

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TVJones, New Gigs, Live Nation Finland Tour, Follow us on facebook

Hi Friends!

The Knockouts and Management are busy as always and here is just a bit of the latest news:

For all you guitar geeks out there head over to the website of our dear friend TVJONES (the finest American made guitar pickups on the market today) to see Johan featured in the Artist section w guitarists like Brian Setzer, Chris Cheney, Billy Gibbons etc

While we’ve been adding more live dates to the list below, we are proud to announce
that 4 of these dates in early September are with our latest business partner LIVE NATION FINLAND.

You might catch the Knockouts Rockabilly tribute on the Hellacopters compilation album,
“Dancing on your Graves”, set for world wide release by Wild Kingdom and Sound Pollution late September.
Don’t miss the release party in Stockholm at Debaser Slussen September 23rd (free gig) !

If your coming to shows during the autumn maybe you may hear some new material….
The Knockouts are working on new songs for an EP that will be released in Spring 2011.

See the dates below and catch you at one of our shows! More dates to be announced.
And for all you facebook fanatics  – you can can find us here: http://www.facebook.com/theknockouts

Aug 28 2010, Skeppsbron 11 NYKÖPING, Sweden

Sep 8 2010, Bar Soho PORVOO, Finland

Sep 9 2010, House of Rock KOUVOLA, Finland

Sep 10 2010, Vastavirta TAMPERE, Finland

Sep 11 2010, On the Rocks HELSINKI, Finland

Sep 23 2010, Debaser Slussen STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Sep 24 2010, Sigurdsgatan 25 VÄSTERÅS, Sweden

Sep 25 2010, Cadillac Bar ÖREBRO, Sweden

Nov 5 2010, Backstage Rockbar TROLLHÄTTAN, Sweden
Nov 6 2010, Nöjesfabriken/Rockbaren KARLSTAD, Sweden

Nov 26 2010, Sticky Fingers GÖTEBORG, Sweden

Nov 27 2010, Harry B James STOCKHOLM, Sweden

2011:

Mar 5 2011, Backstage SKÖVDE, Sweden

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Putte I Parken

THE KNOCKOUTS just came home from the rainy festival PUTTE I PARKEN, Karlskoga Sweden. And for those who missed it….here´some things for you….

The gig also got a great Review rated 4/5 “A punch in the face by from THE KNOCKOUTS”

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THANK YOU GERMANY!!!

We would like to bive a BIG THANK YOU to all the fans, friends,promotors etc that came to the gigs on the 11 date Germany Tour.
Unfortunately THE KNOCKOUTS had to cancel a couple of the shows because of illness.
But we will be back AS SOON AS WE CAN!!!

We would also like to give a big THANX to Jonny Bowler from The Guana Batz who joined THE KNOCKOUTS on stage at the Psychomania Rumble Festival in Potsdam for the last song.

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New Videos From Germany & Johan team up with legendary TV JONES

THE KNOCKOUTS just came home from the first leg of the Germany tour and would like to give a big THANK YOU to all the fans in crowds, promotors, booking agents etc. For those who missed it…. ENJOY

Johan spent last week at the Musikmesse Convention in Frankfurt, Germany and teamed up with LEGENDARY Thomas V Jones (TV JONES) who´s famous for his fantastic guitar pickups and work with Brian Setzer among other artist.

With that said, we are happy to say that Johan came home with a
wonderful TV Jones Spectra Sonic Supreme guitar. Johan & The Knockouts team would like to give a big THANK YOU to Tom and the TVJONES Crew

 

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Among The Vultures – IN STORES ALL OVER EUROPE + More live dates…

HI FOLKS!!!
The album “AMONG THE VULTURES” is now available in stores ALL AROUND EUROPE !!! The Album was released Nov 27th in Sweden & March 5th in the rest of Europe.
Release dates for USA, Asia & Australia tba.

We Just updated some more tourdates in Germany & Oslo, Norway…. CHECK THEM OUT!

SEE YA ON THE ROAD!
More dates will be announced soon so keep your eyes open!

Feb 12 2010, Sticky Fingers GÖTEBORG, Sweden

Feb 13 2010, Virus ÖREBRO, Sweden

Feb 26 2010, Klubb Rock It – Raw Bar ESKILSTUNA, Sweden

Feb 27 2010, Carlings Kungsgatan 54 (Hötorget) STOCKHOLM, Sweden

 

Mar 5 2010, Live Radio Helsinki 88,6Mhz, RADIO Finland

Mar 5 2010, Levykauppa Äx Record Store gig, HELSINKI, Finland

Mar 5 2010, Friday HELSINKI, Finland

Mar 6 2010, Levykauppa Äx Record Store gig, TURKU, Finland

Mar 6 2010, Graceland TURKU, Finland

Mar 8 2010, Sir Eino VANTAA, Finland

Mar 9 2010, Juttutupa HELSINKI, Finland

Mar 10 2010, Wanha Kino KERAVA, Finland

Mar 12 2010, Rock n´ Roll Jamboree JOENSUU, Finland

Mar 13 2010, Ten Dollar Saloon, LAHTI, Finland

 

Apr 2 2010, Wild At Heart BERLIN, Germany

Apr 3 2010, Rosis DRESDEN, Germany

Apr 4 2010, Markthalle Hamburg Tattoo Convention HAMBURG, Germany

Apr 4 2010, Knust – Hamburg Tattoo Convention Afterparty HAMBURG, Germany

Apr 9 2010, Mortens Krog UDDVALLA, Sweden

Apr 10 2010, Fun house, OSLO, Norway

Apr 11 2010, Regent Pub w Three Bad Jacks (USA) Regeringsgatan 88 STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Apr 24 2010, Private Party SURAHAMMAR, Sweden

 

May 12 2010, Rosenkeller JENA, Germany

May 13 2010, Club Rocker HANNOVER, Germany

May 14 2010, T-Stube RENDSBURG, Germany

May 15 2010, Rumble At The Slaughterhouse 2 Schlachthof Magazinkeller BREMEN, Germany

May 16 2010, Juz klex GREIFSWALD, Germany

May 17 2010, Tobi´s Irish Pub, EMDEN, Germany

May 18 2010, Drei Königskeller, FRANKFURT, Germany

May 19 2010, Zwölfzehn 1210 STUTTGART, Germany

May 20 2010, IrReal AULENDORF, Germany

May 21 2010, Club Bozac TEPLICE, Czech Republic

May 22 2010, Psychomania Rumble 4 w Guana Batz and more POTSDAM, Germany

 

Jun 5 2010, Backstage SKÖVDE, Sweden

 

Jul 30 2010, Putte I Parken Festival KARLSKOGA, Sweden

The guys played at the CARLINGS Store in Stockholm, Sweden, Feb 27th and for those who missed it…

 

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GREAT Reviews for AMONG THE VULTURES !!

Hi Folks!

Both SLITZ magazine and Room Thirteen will feature interviews with Johan. We´ll get back with more info bout this.

Among The Vultures is getting great reviews all over Scandinavia….

Dagens Nyheter:
“The Knockouts have a feeling for melodies that makes song after song stick in your head”

Room Thirteen: 13/13
“Basically, the album is, if you don’t mind me saying, a knockout!!!”

Nya skivor: 4/5
“This album won’t leave lovers of quality rock unmoved. It is just so tight, intense, messy, expressive, powerful, explosive..”

Piraja Magazine: 4/5
“Among The Vultures is a FIRST CLASS mix of powerpop, punk & Rockabilly…”

Close up magazine: 7/10
“An album filled with good songs, great groove and amazing guitar playing”

Extended Media: 7/10
“What do you get if you mix the rockabilly style of Stray Cats and the punkrock of Green Day..A TOTAL knock-out….!!

Twistmagazine: 7/10
” I have probably been knock-outed”

Ikon Magazine:
“A punch in the face…highly addictive..this album will be played over and over”

Jönköpingsposten: 4/5

THE BRAND NEW ALBUM OUT NOW
Among The Vultures
In Stores all over Scandinavia
Available for World Wide Online Ordering NOW!!!

..

 

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THE KNOCKOUTS 3rd on P3ROCK’s BEST 2009 LIST

Hi Folks!

It was annouced today that…
THE KNOCKOUTS – Heat for the Hunted, from the newly released album Among the Vultures was chosen 3rd on Sweden’s National Radio Program – Håkan Persson’s P3 ROCK as the best top ten songs for 2009.

Among The Vultures is getting great reviews all over Scandinavia….

Dagens Nyheter:
“The Knockouts have a feeling for melodies that makes song after song stick in your head”

Room Thirteen: 13/13
“Basically, the album is, if you don’t mind me saying, a knockout!!!”

Nya skivor: 4/5
“This album won’t leave lovers of quality rock unmoved. It is just so tight, intense, messy, expressive, powerful, explosive..”

Piraja Magazine: 4/5
“Among The Vultures is a FIRST CLASS mix of powerpop, punk & Rockabilly…”

Close up magazine: 7/10
“An album filled with good songs, great groove and amazing guitar playing”

Extended Media: 7/10
“What do you get if you mix the rockabilly style of Stray Cats and the punkrock of Green Day..A TOTAL knock-out….!!

Twistmagazine: 7/10
” I have probably been knock-outed”

Ikon Magazine:
“A punch in the face…highly addictive..this album will be played over and over”

Jönköpingsposten: 4/5

THE BRAND NEW ALBUM OUT NOW
Among The Vultures
In Stores all over Scandinavia
Available for World Wide Online Ordering NOW!!!

..

ORDER YOUR COPY ONLINE HERE:

IN STORES:
OUT NOW – Scandinavia – Available for worldwide online ordering
March 5th 2010 – Rest of Europe
USA, Asia and Australia TBA

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